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Important: Gender Pay Reporting

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The Government has published the draft The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016.

Now intended to come into force in October 2016 (with the first reports to be published in April 2017), the draft Regulations set out the framework for the new gender pay reporting requirements.  Employers will be required to publish mean and median pay information gleaned from the whole workforce.  They must also publish how many men and women appear in each quartile of pay in the workforce.

The full pay report information must be published on the employer's website every year, and left there for at least three years, and must also upload the information to the Government.  The Government's initial intent is for employers who do not comply to be 'named and shamed', and will review whether civil or criminal penalties for non-compliance should be introduced in due course.

The draft Regulations are open for consultation until 11 March 2016.

View all documents from the Government Equalities Office.